Matcha Bars

My take on the Urban Remedy Matcha Energy Bars. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan (ish), no bake.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

Base Layer

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 scoops pea protein powder (*optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (for vegan)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 tbsp melted coconut oil (more if dough is dry)

Top Layer

  • 1/2 c coconut butter (or coconut oil + 1 tbsp coconut flour)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp matcha
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 pinches salt

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8x8 pan with parchment just on the bottom.
  • Grind the cashews in a food processor or coffee bean grinder. Mix all base layer ingredients. Press evenly onto bottom of pan. Freeze while prepping the top layer.
  • Mix all top layer ingredients. Press evenly onto top layer. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy. Keep the rest refrigerated until ready to eat (otherwise they soften too much).

Notes

*For the protein powder, you could also use collagen powder or whatever you have on hand. It's best if it's flavorless, but vanilla would work too. You can also skip the protein powder, but add 1/4 cup almond flour and 1 tbsp coconut flour to make up for the dry weight.